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Public welcomed to virtual info session on new Cowichan District Hospital

Zoom meeting to run from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Progress on the new Cowichan District Hospital will be shared on Thursday, Feb. 2 as the public is invited to a virtual update with the replacement team via Zoom.

The presentation begins at 6 p.m with a question period to follow. The meeting runs until 7:30 p.m.

Those who wish to submit a question for the panel to answer can tune in live or submit their question online before the meeting by visiting and using event code #NewCDH.

To enter the webinar visit:

Those who can’t make it to the live session can email to request a link to the video’s recording.

The new 47,848 square-metre (515,000 square-foot) CDH on Bell McKinnon Road will be three times larger than the existing hospital and will have 204 beds, up from 134.

It will include seven operating rooms, up from three, two trauma bays, rapid access and discharge space, fast-track streaming space and a dedicated acute psychiatric zone.

At the beginning, the hospital project was estimated to cost $600 million, but has ballooned to more than $1.4 billion.

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Sarah Simpson

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I started my time with Black Press Media as an intern, before joining the Citizen in the summer of 2004.
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